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1 dead, 1 injured in single car crash in Saline Co.


One person was killed and another injured in a single-vehicle crash on Saturday in Saline County.

According to the crash investigation, the driver of vehicle, Kristen Lee Day, 27, of Carrier Mills, Ill., was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 13 in the passing lane.

For unknown reasons, the vehicle drove off of the roadway and onto the shoulder.

Day was initially able to drive the vehicle back onto the roadway, before she lost control of the vehicle and it began sliding across the pavement and into the median, where it overturned.

Day was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Her 17-year-old female passenger, who was wearing a seat belt, sustained only minor injuries.

Both Day and her passenger were transported from the scene to local hospitals.

Day was later transferred to a hospital in Evansville, Indiana. She later died from her injuries.

The vehicle had to be towed from the crash scene.

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